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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:36 am

repulsewarrior wrote:http://www.rawstory.com/2016/12/remarkable-feathered-dinosaur-tail-found-in-chunk-of-amber/comments/#disqus

Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists unique insight into feathered dinosaurs that prospered during the Cretaceous Period.

Researchers said on Thursday a chunk of amber – fossilized resin – spotted by a Chinese scientist in a market in Myitkyina, Myanmar, last year contained 1.4 inches (36 mm) of the tail of the dinosaur, complete with bones, flesh, skin and feathers. The dinosaur itself was no more than 6 inches (15 cm) long, about the size of a sparrow.


...interesting photo.


If it was feathered like a sparrow, and the size of a sparrow, my goodness, it must have been a dinosaur. :P
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Sun Dec 11, 2016 5:56 am

...looks like a rooster apparently.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby Lordo » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:24 pm

everynone knows chickens are dinos which is why they are perfect for diners.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:07 am

...hot off the press from 1938, a rare 4th century AD chariot race found, only 9 of them, complete as mosaics on a floor.

Thanks to a farmer in the Cyprus village of Akaki, about 14 miles from the capital Nicosia, archeologists know a lot more about the island’s history and horse races in ancient Rome.

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2262092 ... in-cyprus/
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby miltiades » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:11 am

73 days so far in Cyprus and the true joy continues to flow perpetually , the mighty spectacle of the sea, the abundance of light,the sun the moon and the stars, by no means a complete list of all these natural blessings.
I savour every moment the precious wonder of my existence in Cyprus.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby kurupetos » Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:21 pm

miltiades wrote:73 days so far in Cyprus and the true joy continues to flow perpetually , the mighty spectacle of the sea, the abundance of light,the sun the moon and the stars, by no means a complete list of all these natural blessings.
I savour every moment the precious wonder of my existence in Cyprus.

You are not off topic... you are an ancient artifact yourself, old boy! :mrgreen:
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:38 pm

This is the largest corpus of inscriptions dating to the era of the city-kingdoms ever found in Cyprus and they provide ample documentation pertaining to the political and economic management of Idalion’s catchment area.

With the opening of the Archaeological Site of Idalion one of the most important monuments dating to the era of the city-kingdoms will be revealed to the public.

Together with the nearby Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion, it will be a major landmark in the island’s cultural routes.

http://famagusta-gazette.com/opening-of ... 123-69.htm


...opening Tuesday October 3, 2017.
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:01 am

...politics aside, amazing news about Cyprus, farming 10,000 years ago.
The political standoff has compromised both Şevketoğlu's career and our understanding of a place that may have been a key steppingstone in the spread of the world's first farmers. Sites such as Akanthou now show that Cyprus was occupied by 10,000 years ago, far earlier than previously believed. The early dates are changing how archaeologists view the spread of farming and settled life—the so-called Neolithic package—from the Middle East into Europe.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/ ... ate-cyprus
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Re: Archeology/History Thread

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:34 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...politics aside, amazing news about Cyprus, farming 10,000 years ago.
The political standoff has compromised both Şevketoğlu's career and our understanding of a place that may have been a key steppingstone in the spread of the world's first farmers. Sites such as Akanthou now show that Cyprus was occupied by 10,000 years ago, far earlier than previously believed. The early dates are changing how archaeologists view the spread of farming and settled life—the so-called Neolithic package—from the Middle East into Europe.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/10/ ... ate-cyprus


This a tragedy for all Cypriots, that proper study is not done of sites that are important not just to Cyprus but to the whole of Europe, and the world.
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